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BY DI STAFF | MAY 16, 2014 5:00 AM

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Baseball clinches tournament berth

The Iowa baseball team beat Purdue, 10-3, in the series opener, clinching a Big Ten Tournament berth in the process.

It will mark the Hawkeyes’ first appearance in the tournament since 2010.

Iowa’s bats stole the show, drilling 12 hits in nine innings, including 3 on which the Black and Gold score 2 runs apiece.

Eight of Iowa's nine starters had at least 1 hit, with sophomore Tyler Peyton leading the way with a 3-for-4, 2-run, 2-RBI performance. Juniors Eric Toole and Jake Yacinich both had 2-hit games as well. 

Iowa’s bullpen also helped shoulder the load in the victory.  Junior’s Nick Hibbing and Jared Mandel held the Boilermakers to just 1 run over the final seven innings, with Hibbing picking up his third win of the season.

The second game will start at 5:30 p.m. today.

— by Ryan Rodriguez

Hawkeyes sixth after first day

The Iowa golf team finished the first day of the NCAA regional tied for sixth place with Arizona State. The Hawkeyes shot a team score of 291, 3 strokes over par. Oklahoma State is in first with a score of 272.

Hawkeyes Raymond Knoll and Carson Schaake finished tied for 12th, each carding a 72. Brian Bullington is tied for 23rd after shooting a 73, and Steven Ihm is tied for 30th with a 74. Ian Vandersee had the worst day for Iowa, finishing with an 80.

The Hawkeyes will resume competition at 8 a.m. today.

— by Danny Payne

Morris, Stribos receive postgraduate scholarships

Former Iowa student-athletes James Morris and Marike Stribos have received the Big Ten’s postgraduate scholarships. Each scholarship, based on academic achievement, is $7,500.

Morris, a linebacker on the Iowa football team who recently signed with the New England Patriots, has a 3.87 GPA and is a political-science major. He received the Big Ten’s Medal of Honor for an Iowa male.

Stribos, a midfielder on the Iowa field-hockey team, has a 3.89 GPA, and she double-majored in finance and management. She was named to the National Academic squad during all four years as a Hawkeye.

Requirements for the scholarship include achieving a minimum 3.2 GPA, demonstrating leadership qualities, serving as an excellent role model, and intending to continue their academic work.

— by Danny Payne

Marble shoots well at combine

Former Iowa basketball player Devyn Marble took part in the NBA draft combine on Thursday in Chicago. The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 26.

Marble went 18-for-25 shooting from beyond the NBA 3-point line in the spot-up shooting drill and 37-of-38 shooting off the dribble.

“Devyn Marble excelled in transition in Iowa’s fast-paced system,” ESPN analyst Jay Williams said. “He can attack the rim.”

The combine will continue today.

— by Danny Payne

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